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- Active learning at home and the classroom
- Age 4-11 years
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We spoke to Dr Alison Innerd from Teesside University about the positive impact physical activity can have on learning and academic performance.
Take time studying in the traditional manner and then step away to take regular breaks with bouts of physical activity. That may be a walk with family or maybe your daily mile. Perhaps some star jumps or a short exercise video you can follow. Or maybe your school has some physical challenges they are taking part in that you can participate in.
This is incorporating some sort of physical activity within the curriculum tasks set by the school teachers. Maybe its a maths exercise that you can do some physical exercise to give your answers. Or why not try setting lesson tasks in different rooms in the house along with some physical exercises to go with the tasks.
Research has shown that being physically active can have a positive impact on concentration, behaviour, information retention and academic performance. Being active and getting the blood flowing can help your child enjoy learning more as well as being healthier both physically and mentally.